Proceedings of the Annual Convention, California Bar Association Volume 8, PT. 1917

Proceedings of the Annual Convention, California Bar Association Volume 8, PT. 1917

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...question and see whether amendments cannot be made that will permit the transfer of judges to the District Court of Appeal, to the Supreme Court, and to other counties, the judges who are not busy, so that the business of the Supreme Court may be brought up. As Mr. McNoble has already said, there are plenty of judges in the State, if they all work. Many of them are elected in counties where there is no work, or none to speak of. If some system can be devised by amendment of the Code of Civil Procedure and of the statutes so that their abilities can be taken advantage of, all these troubles may be overcome. Doubtless, if some of the suggestions of Judge Lennon can be taken up by the courts themselves, they will also be advantageous. It is, however, well for us to remember that the objections made here and the reflection upon the judiciary system really are not aimed at the judiciary, but are aimed at constitutional law. The serious objections that are made by radicalism, not only in this State but in all the States of the Union, are directed, not to the courts or judges themselves, but to the constitutional provisions under which the courts have from time to time considered themselves bound to hold void various measures more or less radical, or invading rights reserved by the Constitution to the people. The leaders in the wave of radicalism now sweeping the country do not admit that the people, who do not favor their views and measures, have any rights which a majority should respect. Hence, they are impatient of all constitutional restrictions which interfere with their plans, and vent upon the courts which have respected the Constitution their anger at any control of so-called reform legislation. The unfortunate condition of some of our court...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644182
  • 9781236644183